Many years when we first started out with mobile phones and texting there was two camps. Both used the acronym ‘LOL’ in their messages but it meant very different things. You probably know at least one of those meanings, used it too. It’s everywhere still. But there were whole communities using it completely differently.
Over the years the second usage seems to have faded out of use. You could blah about globalisation, Americanisation, standardisation, some other isation. Hey, language changes.
I have acquired a new circle of friends (the more the merrier, no?) in our new community and now receive messages that read like this:-
glad that you’re feeling better lol xx
Yes, you read that right. Double take. Apparently the second meaning is alive and well up here. It’s actually been one of the easier linguistic nuances that we’ve faced.
Now, who knows what ‘stoor‘ means?!